A Wristed Development

I had a great walk with Nancy yesterday – enjoying the beauty of the blooming Bradford Pear trees and other early spring color.  It was a two-fer to get the exercise and bask in nature.  I’ve been experiencing some minor discomfort in my hand and wrist the past few weeks.  It feels like a strained…

A Wristed Development

I had a great walk with Nancy yesterday – enjoying the beauty of the blooming Bradford Pear trees and other early spring color.  It was a two-fer to get the exercise and bask in nature.  I’ve been experiencing some minor discomfort in my hand and wrist the past few weeks.  It feels like a strained…

All Days Aren’t Alike to Me

A quick progress report if you’ve been following my goals. Blogging is going well. This is my 19th entry and my goal is 30 before Easter (4/24) so that is looking pretty good. Regular exercise has dropped off since my procedure last week – not because of physical limitations but just got out of the…

Listening

“The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their cry.” (Ps 34.15) I recently spoke with a very good friend of mine who had asked my opinion on a decision he had to make.  The decision would have some significant, long-term relational consequences.  I prayed and thought for…

Listening to Me

“The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their cry.” (Ps 34.15) I recently spoke with a very good friend of mine who had asked my opinion on a decision he had to make.  The decision would have some significant, long-term relational consequences.  I prayed and thought for…

Prayer

Jeremiah 33:3 – "Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know." God answers prayer.  This is a lesson I am learning for the millionth time.  My requests may not granted, ala Aladdin’s wishes, but my prayers are answered are answered nonetheless.  In the same…

The temple (part 3) and undeserved Grace (no fooling)

A closing thought on the temple of Solomon.  Mt. Moriah, the site of the bible’s first mention of worship through Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice Isaac, is today the subject of great controversy.  At the place where the temple was constructed, destroyed, reconstructed and redestroyed, there is now an Islamic mosque and a ban on all…

The temple (part 2) and the camera

A camera took pictures of my insides today.  It’s an amazing technology and while I’m thankful to have a clean bill of colon-health, I’m glad to not to have to have another photo-shoot for a decade.  Sometimes I wish someone could reach inside and take a picture of my heart.  But then I think I…

The Temple

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to teach at a gathering of worship leaders at the Falls Church.  I taught on the lessons we can learn from the building and dedication of Solomon’s temple as recorded in 2 Chronicles, chapters 1-7.  I want to relate over several posts a couple of the things that struck me…

Helping God Out

With the light dusting of snow on Sunday morning and the cold temperatures the last few days, I have been concerned about my spinach seedlings.  I have dozens of seedlings popping up but I don’t want to lose them in the cold.  I covered them with plastic but the snow melted on the plastic, weighting…